Mayo Clinic Summer III 2012

  1. 0 hello all!
    i just thought it'd be neat to start a thread for those who applied for mayo's summer iii program for 2012. i applied during the middle of december and am anxiously waiting for my letter to come in the mail next month!! i guess this is a post just to say "hey!"
    good luck!!
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  3. Visit  _ac_ profile page

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    Joined Jan '12; Posts: 18; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  mattersoftheheartRN profile page
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    I applied at the very end of last month. I'm anxiously waiting as well.
  5. Visit  masoisso profile page
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    I also applied in December... Just waitin...
  6. Visit  mattersoftheheartRN profile page
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    I ended up applying to two internships, and I'm hoping for MayoClinic the most.
  7. Visit  _ac_ profile page
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    I applied to a couple other ones as well, but this is the one I want the most, too. Mayo's program offers the most it seems!
  8. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    I was stressing out last weekend trying to get everything together at the last minute. I wrote the essays weeks ago and then when I started to apply it asked for a resume which was not updated so I spent a day and a half on that. Then I tried applying again and it wanted a cover letter so another afternoon on that. These things were to mentioned in the info area where they mentioned the essays and copy of transcripts. This is the only one I am applying for and the only one I want.

    I have a 3.89 GPA and I hope that is good enough. I know two people in it this past summer and both were 4.0 students. I know my essays are amazing. Everyone that read them said I should get in on the essays alone.

    2008 there were 600 applicants, 2009 there were over 700, not sure about 2010 but in 2010 there were over 1,000 applicants. So there are probably 1,200 or 1,300 this year for 100 slots.

    So less than a 10% chance. I hope everything was good enough. I can't tell you how bad I want this.

    The email they said mentioned we would hear back in January but I thought it was February. Anyone know for sure?

    Good luck everyone!
  9. Visit  ayassin23 profile page
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    Quick question: I applied for the program as well, but I didn't include a cover letter since I thought writing 3 essays is probably all they need. Did you guys include a cover letter? I'm going to call HR tomorrow and make sure my application isn't considered incomplete :/
  10. Visit  ayassin23 profile page
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    Also, I heard we hear back early early February!
  11. Visit  mattersoftheheartRN profile page
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    I just put everything it asked for, to be on the safe side. It didn't state that was it was needed on the program page though, which is why the resume and cover letter caught me by surprise.
  12. Visit  ayassin23 profile page
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    Same! Also, i felt like I wrote so much about myself in the essays that a cover letter would be redundant---now I'm freaking out.
  13. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from ayassin23
    Quick question: I applied for the program as well, but I didn't include a cover letter since I thought writing 3 essays is probably all they need. Did you guys include a cover letter? I'm going to call HR tomorrow and make sure my application isn't considered incomplete :/
    ayassin23 I don't think they would consider your application incomplete. I just think that it is so competitive that not having a cover letter is just one more way to weed out students. It goes up a couple hundred students each year so I am just guess they have about 1,200 applicants this year for 100 slots. That is an 8% acceptance rate.

    I heard first they take everyone below a 3.85 GPA and take them out of the pool. Then they use the writing samples, the resume, and the cover letter to determine the candidates.

    I knew this was supper competitive so I did absolutely everything they asked for.

    I was cleaning off my desk top yesterday with my million copies of my resume and I could kick myself as the very last final version is missing the word "to" in a sentance and in another spot successfully was spelled wrong. It is just killing me. I can't believe I didn't do a final spell check. I literaly applied at 10 PM AST on Sunday. Well I tried 3 other times but each time had a road block and the cover letter was one of those road blocks.

    In my cover letter I did take some things from my writing samples but they wanted you to upload a cover letter so I made sure I did.
  14. Visit  _ac_ profile page
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    I added a cover letter just to be safe...

    I think on the site it says we will hear back by February. But from other posts on this site, lots of people knew by the end of the month.

    My GPA is definitively not the greatest. It's a 3.4, but I'm hoping my experiences and passion for nursing will show through.

    Every time I think about getting the letter, I get so nervous! I feel like I'm waiting for my nursing school acceptance letter all over again!!

    We'll see....
  15. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from laurenb
    I just put everything it asked for, to be on the safe side. It didn't state that was it was needed on the program page though, which is why the resume and cover letter caught me by surprise.
    OH MY GOSH! Tell me about it. It was quite frustrating that they didn't put those things in the description. I know people that applied last year and a resume and cover letter were not a requirement. SO I didn't even think about it.

    I applied Friday and hit the resume block. I spent that night, the next day, and Sunday morning trying to make it perfect, getting ideas from people and writing, and rewriting. Then I went to apply on Sunday about 5 PM AST and I saw I needed a cover letter so I spent the next few hours on that. I wanted it to be perfect. Agagin I wanted others to read it.

    That was so stressful, especially since I started so eraly with the essays. I can't wait until we are notified. I can either prepare or move on.


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